#14in2014 – A Goals/Resolutions/Intentions Post and Link-Up

Welcome to #14in2014!  A Goals/Resolutions/Intentions Post and Link-Up


2014, fusebeads

My logo is from a fusebead project so I had to use this image from ArtisRams

My #13in2013 goal posts and quarterly check-in’s were so well received throughout  2013 that for 2014, I’m offering a link-up to create a community of support to help us all meet our goals, resolutions and intentions for the year.

Bloggers and non-bloggers alike can participate in the #14in2014 link-up and quarterly check-in’s.  Let’s all support each other not just in the headiness of the New Year but for all 365 days!

My goals for 2014 are below and details about the link-up are at the bottom of the page.

My #14in2014 Goals



1.  Fully launch a Women’s Health Focused Nutrition Private Practice by 3/31/14.

2.  Cultivate at least 5 professional referral sources for nutrition clients.

3.  Redesign blog and promote to raise traffic and subscribers 25%.

4.  Develop (and stick to) a system to maintain/grow social media presence/blogger interaction and achieve life/work balance.

5.  Become an ambassador for a favorite brand and/or receive revenue from blogging.

6.  Showcase at least 50 women for the weekly Friday’s Featured Female series.

7.   Engage in a monthly Professional Development endeavor.



8.  Run 2+0+1+4 (7) races (including So Cal Ragnar Relay).

9.  Perform 14 Random Acts of Kindness.

10.  Improve self-care with focus on one monthly/quarterly goal.

11.  Try one new fitness class/video per month.

12.  Read 14 books (it’s scary that I need to make this a goal).

13.  My secret goal:  To be revealed at year-end.

14.  My shallow goal: Meet Simon Le Bon on the next Duran tour.

Posted on by Melissa Burton in #14in2014

About Melissa Burton

I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things ...

35 Responses to #14in2014 – A Goals/Resolutions/Intentions Post and Link-Up

  1. Sarah (Shh...Fit Happens)

    Just popped over from the SITS girls health/fitness link up! I love this idea! Sound slike you have a great 2014 ahead of you! :)
    Sarah (Shh…Fit Happens) recently posted…Exercise and Nutrition Tracking Sheet: Free PrintableMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      Hi Sarah! Great to meet you and have you link up. I look forward to getting to know (and support) you in 2014.

  2. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance

    I love this link-up! Your goals are really awesome. I’m excited to find out what the secret goal is!
    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance recently posted…Jumpstart JanuaryMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      Yay! Thanks Brittany. I’ll be using some of your tips for #JumpstartJanuary!

  3. Tara Montes

    Hoping this is what I need to do!

    • Melissa Burton

      Tara: You did it right! Now if you’re subscribed to my blog (you get an email every time I post), you’ll get the prompt when the check-in post is coming and you’ll have to comment with your goals/resolutions/intentions and your progress.

  4. Christie Moeller

    This sounds great!
    Christie Moeller recently posted…How To Roll Up Your SleevesMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      I hope you’ll link up too (if you haven’t already – I can’t see in my comments section).

  5. Gillian @ That's G

    Hi Melissa!

    I love the set-up of your personal/professional goals. I love goal-setting and accountability so this is perfect!

    Gillian @ That’s G recently posted…amazing LA race.My Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      Thanks G! When do you teach spin? I’d love to come to one of your classes sometime.

  6. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    I LOVE your goals – lots of great ones on there and a good balance. I shared just a few goals this year, related to my focus word of the year (JOY!). :)
    Heather @ Better With Veggies recently posted…Habits of Joy: Mental and SpiritualMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      Hi Heather: I’m looking forward to reading your goals and who can argue with “joy” being a guiding word for the year? Looking forward to supporting you this year find consistent joy in all that you do!

  7. Josie

    This sounds good to me..Now I need to think about what I wanna do for 2014!

    • Melissa Burton

      I want to know what’s on your list Josie (whether it be one thing or many). I’m hoping you’re going to help me get #14 on my list!

  8. Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)

    Love this! I linked up my 27before27 list. My birthday falls at one of the updates, so it’s perfect timing to switch over to a new set for the remainder of 2014…or finish up anything I missed.
    Kimberly (Manifest Yourself) recently posted…100 Life Goals Webinar Review, Part 1My Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      You and I think alike in the keeping accountable department. I loved your 27by27 and I’m pretty sure you’ve got a good year ahead of you.

  9. Allie Burdick

    I love this! I’m actually going to make my Monday “The Rundown” a link up as well. All accountability is GOOD!! I love your goals and hope you share your secret with me at FitBloggin :-) ha ha ha!!
    Allie Burdick recently posted…In Defense of SkinnyMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      I guess that means you’re definitely coming to FitBloggin’! Yay!! You should apply for Ignite (if you’re chosen your registration fee is comped I believe). I know one of your big goals is Spain and I can’t wait to see your journey there. I hope to start linking up with your “Rundown” since I need to start doing that more often….Ragnar is calling.

  10. Jamie

    I’ll be sure to link up next week =)
    Jamie recently posted…Grab Your 2014 Entertainment Coupon Book! #adMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      Can’t wait Jamie! I bet there’s some good stuff on your list.

  11. Coco

    I have some things that I want to work on, but my main goal for 2014 is to take a real vacation. I promise it’s harder than it sounds!
    Coco recently posted…Wordless Wednesday (The Polar Vortex Edition)My Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      I believe it! You’re always traveling for work, aren’t you? I hope that you plan a fabulous vacation and enjoy yourself….and run some scenic routes.

  12. Ilene

    You have a secret goal? ooh…I love that! And meeting Simon is not shallow at all! Work/life/blog balance? When you find the formula for this, can you pass it onto me???
    Ilene recently posted…A Modern Family ChristmasMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      The work/life balance thing is that nebulous thing that we all want more of in our lives but have trouble achieving IRL, isn’t it? However, if I can squash some of my time-sucks, I’ll call it a win. 2014 looks good for us both, Ilene. I can feel it.

      PS – While I’m taking on the mantra, “How am I going to be an optimist about this?”, I still feel murderous thoughts when my yoga instructor has us do chair pose in class. I wish I were kidding.

  13. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    So intrigued about this secret goal! I know you are going to reach every goal and next year we will celebrate your accomplishments!
    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama recently posted…*taps mic* A Few Fun Things to Share!My Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      You couldn’t be any sweeter, Nellie! I hope we can celebrate with a kick-ass Zumba class! Happy 2014 and I, for one, can’t wait to see you and Miss KW speak at FitBloggin’!

  14. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    Love your goals. You are going to have an amazing year!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted…How we tell storiesMy Profile

  15. Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl

    All righty then. Secret goal eh? I already have your book one satisfied. LOL. I have one goal – pay down a huge junk of my debt. Of course, other goals trickle from that. but i don’t want to name to many because then I’m likely not to meet the goals. ;)

    btw, i will be holding a blogger-answer-all webinar soon for a select few. ask away! okay will email if you’re interested and available.
    Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl recently posted…Kale Salad with Blueberries & Balsamic MushroomsMy Profile

  16. Trina

    Love this! I have a few goals and am actually doing a good job on working on them. But one of the things I didn’t mention is how I want to actually get to know more bloggers personally. I think that following and getting to know the women in this group will help in that area. ^_^
    Trina recently posted…2014 seems to be the year of changeMy Profile

  17. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    I’m a little late to the party but definitely want to keep accountable on my resolutions.
    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub recently posted…How To Improve Your Body Image & Self ConfidenceMy Profile

    • Melissa Burton

      Yay! Glad to have you join our group. Cheers to 2014 and keeping our mojo all year long!

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